The Department of Neurosurgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has a strong history of leadership in spine surgery. Our neurosurgeons are experts in minimally invasive procedures and perform 50% of our fusion surgeries with minimally invasive techniques.

Lahey has been nationally recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Distinction and an Optum Center of Excellence for spinal surgery. At Lahey’s dedicated Spine Center, individualized care plans are developed for each patient to help regain motion and relieve pain.

Lahey specialists employ a computerized navigation system that improves surgical accuracy. We also place great emphasis on controlling patients’ pain, with specialists in pain management as an integral part of our approach to care.

Lahey’s spine surgeons are leaders in outcomes research. Drs. Ghogawala, Magge, and Whitmore are key investigators on the federally sponsored (PCORI) CSM-S study. This study aims to determine the optimal surgery for patients with spinal cord dysfunction from cervical myelopathy, a condition caused by arthritis that puts pressure on the spinal cord.

Featured in The Wall Street Journal, Lahey’s spine surgeons have access to a unique spinal experts network that reviews complex cases to obtain consensus opinion before patients are enrolled in clinical trials.

Most of our neurosurgeons are fellowship trained in areas such as complex spinal surgery, stereotactic surgery and pain medicine.

Outcomes Data

Lahey is the first hospital in the Boston area with a Spine Registry to track and publicly share our outcomes after spine surgery. Our reoperation and infection rates are significantly lower than national rates. Our patients report a better quality of life and less disability compared to national averages.

Learn more about our Spinal Fusion Registry and outcomes.

To Refer a Patient

To refer a patient to the Department of Neurosurgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, please call 781-744-5966.